Franklin Boats

This audio is an excerpt from our weekly “Fishing and Boating Show” – click here for more about the show. Most boats should have at least a neutral buoyancy. This means that a boat should continue to float, even when it is full of water and upside-down. A boat must meet this requirement for it […]

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S.V. Yukon, which is permanently berthed at Franklin Marina has headed off for a repeat data collecting voyage between Hobart and Sydney. This scientific expedition is to collect data on micro plastics and nanoplastics found in the Australian east coast current. The research is undertaken by a team headed by Professor Richard Banati. This is […]

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The traditional sailing season in Southern Tasmania opened with the “Pipe Opener” night race and the “Cock of the Huon” day race on the 19th and the 20th of September. The race was hosted by the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS) and The Huon Yacht Club (HYC). I was fortunate enough to sail with Andrew Scott on […]

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The Cartela is an iconic steam river boat that has been in service since 1913, and has been a major part of channel and river passages for both passengers and freight. In her early days, Cartela was a regular visitor to Franklin for passengers and fruit deliveries to Hobart. Over her many years, Cartela has […]

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    Southern Right whale sighted at Police Point on The Huon River in southern Tasmania. Last week a Southern right whale was spotted at Police Point in the Huon River where it stayed for several days. It was just hanging around in 3 metres of water so presumably it was calving. The calving season […]

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During the local “Swiftsure” regatta the row boats race around Egg Island. Seen here are “Grebes” being raced by keen locals the race was won in 2012 by Robin Jarrett.

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One of the Living Boat Trust Fleet “Huon Rat ” being sailed by Aaron of Yukon on Port Esperance. Who said traditional rigs don’t work!!  

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The Tasmanian Cruising Yacht club fleet fills Franklin Marina .  

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If you happened to be watching the Huon River on Sunday morning you would have seen a fleet of 23 vessels motoring up the river in line astern. The Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania was holding its annual winter cruise, stopping at Kermandie Marina on Saturday night and Franklin Marina on Sunday night. The boats […]

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Good progress is being made by the ladies on their rowing skiff.

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